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Seeking Ex POWRAN Dawn E Wilson (Nee Kim)
Seeking Dawn Wilson on behalf of the family of her old friend Judith Atkinson. Dawn was married to then LSFC Ian Allan Wilson and their last known address was 44 Niagra St, Armidale, NSW. Both were from the Steward branch.
Contact: Frank Brown Ex WOWTR
0364 252 227
Seeking David Chambers (Stoker)
I am trying to chase up an old mate, originally from Bowen Qld, that I served with on the HMAS Sydney in the 70's.
Contact: Edward Fillippetti
042 434 752
Seeking CPO/WO Dave Williams or SWR Miranda Williams nee Porteus
I am looking for Dave (ex RAN greenie) and/or Miranda (ex HMAS Albatross). Last known whereabouts South Australia over 30 years ago.
Contact: Sharyn Hanne
0490 060 757
Seeking Trevor John Atkins
Leading Dental Assistant on HMAS Sydney in 1972. Contact Trevor for possible personal gain.
Contact: Trevor Raymond Atkins
0412 888 432
Seeking David J Williams
Bungy David J Williams joined GE65 as MTP. Served on Derwent and then submarines. Service number S147?
Contact: Brad Martin BJ
0417 255 007
HMAS Shropshire
Looking for relatives of persons who served on HMAS Shropshire. Have copies of poetry written by 'Darky', 'Jock' and Felix Salopia.
Contact: Marilyn Mangione
0402 353 474
HMAS Albatross 1953 Naval and Air Stores Branch photograph
I have a group photo of Stores personnel serving with 723 Squadron and the main Naval and Air Stores Branch taken in 1953 or 54 which I would be happy to share with, or make contact, with any of those pictured. To jog your memories - names include Leut Tony Ewens, CPO Roffey, Joe Jones, Steve Miles, 'Shorty' Brayshaw, Ian Garwood, 'Lucky' Baron, together with 15 or so others.
Contact: Ren (Sticks) Middleton R48048
03 6432 4198
Seeking Garry Gadeene (Goldie)
Seeking a long lost mate, we served together at HMAS Albatross 1968/69. Goldie departed Albatross to return to Geraldton WA. His rank at the time was NAAH.
Contact: Robin Bolton (BoB)
0414 723 775
Who has information on this ex RAN vessel ?
In WWII the RAN used ca. 70' wooden General Purpose Vessels and/or Survey vessels. They were built at Naval Shipyards, double-ended design constructed of double diagonal planked Jarrah. My boat RUAH was converted into a yacht with a schooner rig and had extensive refits done in the Brisbane area. A similar vessel Tallarook was built at the Greenpoint Naval Shipyard in Sydney. Please Google 'Tallarook' to find pictures. Greatly appreciate receiving any leads on RUAH.

Contact: Victor Nottelman
+678 7795171 (Vanuatu)
Ex SNRWRNMTD Glenda Graham
Seeking Glenda on behalf of my wife ex SNRWRN MTD Susan Teasdale. Last seen at HMAS Lonsdale, 1977. Believed maybe living south NSW. Any leads would be a great help.
Contact: Steve Houldsworth
0422 086 662
Seeking Ex-WRAN Denise (Denny) Sexton
Denny was originally from Albany WA. We served together at HMAS Harman in 1964/65. We lost contact after I was drafted to HMAS Parramatta.
Contact: Ian Ghea (Mark)
0414 605 851

Army

Seeking members of 11 Pl, C Coy, 2 RTB intake
Seeking members of 11 Pl, C Coy, 2 RTB intake, October 1969. I have found Enzo Marsen 7 RAR and Garry Ramm 3 RAR, Vietnam. Where are Paul Sam Roberts, Ron Perry, Pat Egan or any others from that time?
Contact: Mike Page
07 3341 4380
Ian Charles Harty
Seeking contact with Ian and others who helped set up and fire the last Australian mortar in South Vietnam at Vung Tau in February 1972.
Contact: Les Boag
0418 210 348
Seeking Personal Vungtou Vietnam 1966-67 DET. 1 Comm Z Postal Unit
Seeking whereabouts of any personnel from Vungtou Vietnam DET. 1 Comm Z Postal Unit 1966–67. Would like to catch up with anyone still above ground. Some names I remember Lt Dave (Blades) Gillette, Sgt Spud Murphy, Ron Renfrey, Smithy, Shoey and others.
Contact: Bill Dalgleish
0419 937 930
Seeking LTCOL W G (Bill) Guest, RAAOC
Bill retired in the late 1980's or later. A group of us from the 1970's RAASC Centre are considering a reunion at Bandiana and would look forward to him joining us.
Contact: Paul Kearney
Ingleburn Military Precinct Association
The Ingleburn Military Precinct is the only part of the famous Ingleburn army camp that is left. The museum that was established at the precinct in 2003 is set to reopen in August 2019 and tours for schools and other organisations will be recommenced. However, to be successful we need new and younger members, both male and female, to carry on this important work. The work is interesting and there is great fellowship within the membership.
Contact: Brian Battle
02 9601 6404
36th (Ulster) Division WWI Descendants
Seeking to start a Melbourne/Australian branch of the Association. Please contact me if you have family ties to the Division, and are interested in helping me form a Melbourne branch.
Contact: Simon Foster
0408 616 486
Seeking current & former members RAEME Singleton Workshop Platoon
I would like to reach as many members as possible and hope to arrange a reunion soon.
Contact: Ray Scott
0413 161 139
Magazine from 34th AA Horn Island - Attention Gordon Cameron
If there are any members from 34th HY Battery who would like a newsy magazine called Bludging On that was written by troops on Horn Island, I would be happy to pass it along. Articles written by John/Jack Heathcote, Major Rusden, Sgt Eric Butler, Leo Boddingtom, Jim/Jas McDonald, Ted Lloyd, GH Scott.
Contact: Lorrie Martinovich
0412 334 317
Peter Raymond Bowen
Looking for a good friend who I served with at 106 Field Workshops (RAAOC) 69/70 Nui Dat. Peter was originally from WA.
Contact: Gary Burgess
03 5442 7964 or 0458 575 653
Boxing Information October 1970
Does anyone remember boxing details at the Badcoe Club around October 1970 between members of the Army and visiting Commonwealth boxers. I am also seeking photos. I was one of the boxers.
Contact: Gordon Bachman
Seeking Brian A Barnes
He served with 'A' Field Battery, Holdsworthy 1968-1969. I would like to renew our friendship and share recently recovered photos from that time.
Contact: Frank McDowell
0412 882 221
Seeking Members 1973-74 HQ Battery 1st Field Regiment Wacol Brisbane
I was assigned to the Officers' Mess for over six months on light duties due to a field exercise accident at Tin Can Bay. The CO was a Lt Col Buchan. The RSM was a gentleman named LITTLE. The officers Mess Sgt in charge was Sgt Sanderson (Sandy).
Contact: Francis F Wood
0409 915 133
Seeking Cheryl Carter
Served RACT, Keswick Barracks, South Australia 1978/79. Originally from York WA.
Contact: Russ Wood
0419 934 255
Victor 'Scotty' Northcote
Seeking contact details. Served in Regular Army Catering Corps 1976 - 1979.
Contact: Bryce Goodwin
0407 730 621
Seeking Don Sinclair
Members of the 4th Field Regiment (SVN) Association are keen to make contact with 3795077 Bombardier Don Sinclair. Any information appreciated.
Contact: Peter Bruce
0419 349 317
Seeking family of Noel Stuart Harald 16141
I am a NZ Vietnam Veteren (V company / 2 RAR 1967). I met Stew while serving in 28th Commonwealth Brigade Terendak, Malaysia 1966 and then again September 1967 at Fire Base Horse Shoe, overlooking the village of Dat Do and Mine Field Sth Vietnam. I would very much like to meet or have contact with his family members.
Contact: John D Hunt
0429 726 339
Peter Hateley 14/02/1947
Seeking a photo of my father, in or out of uniform. Was a medic called Doc. He has passed away.
Contact: Cindy Butler
Rick Avery
Seeking contact details for Ron Inman’s good friend Rick. They served in Vietnam 2RAR. Wish to discuss personal matters.
Contact: Karin Inman
0438 525 474
Seeking Graeham Brown
2/4 Battalion 1973/74, Townsville.
Contact: Scotty Douglas
0413 825 814
Seeking 2RAR First Tour Vietnam Book (2 volume set)
The ANZAC Battalion in South Vietnam 1967-68, Volumes 1 and 2. Looking to replace lost set.
Contact: Gordon Hurford
0407 926 270
Seeking William George Guest
Bill Guest formerly LTCOL RAAOC. Served at RAASC Centre, RAAOC Centre, HQ Log Comd amongst others.
Contact: Paul Kearney
Moreton Island WWII history
Seeking people who served or those who know the history of the Army presence on Moreton Island during WWII. Would like photographs also.
Contact: Patricia Cannard
0484 903 899
Information regarding Maxwell Raymond Martin
7th Division AASC, 15.9.1915. Lived in Melbourne until at least 1968 and possibly thereafter. He left his home, and his family has had no trace since then. If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts during his later lifetime, it would be appreciated.
Contact: Roberta McKibbin
03 9873 4671
Seeking 37235 WO2 B L Le Sueur, Vietnam Veteran
He was born in Cohuna VIC in 1937. He Served in 1 RAR and the AATTV. Please contact A Tajic - c/o PO Box 2089, Claremont North, WA 6010. Please include a return address.
Contact: A Tajic
Seeking Pat Egan, Paul Roberts, Ron Perry
Seeking members 11 plt C Coy 18th NS intake Puckapunyal 1969 or any members C Coy knowing whereabouts of Pat Egan wounded 7 RAR Vietnam 1970, Paul 'Sam' Roberts and Ron Perry.
Contact: Mike Page
07 3341 4380
Seeking John Zaffino
In Vietnam 1969 - 70.
Contact: Lyn
0410 000 929
RAEME Singleton Workshops Platoon
Reunion definitely going ahead in March 2020. Please contact me asap re numbers attending.
Contact: Ray Scott
0413 161 139
Nominal Roll of 22PLT. E COY 1RTB SEPT- DEC 1965
Seeking members from my old recruit days.
Contact: Eric Leask, OAM
02 6059 8760
Pte John Holloway - KIA 26/10/69 SVN
Seeking to contact next of kin, friends or relatives of (Private) John Holloway, 2 Platoon A Company, 9th Battalion, killed in action on 26 October 1969. I visited John's parents when I returned from SVN in mid 1970. At that time they lived in a Melbourne suburb (?) As the 50th anniversary of John's death is fast approaching, it behoves me to try to contact any surviving members of John's kin, to extend and share my sympathies for their loss.
Contact: Michael Webb
0411 724 591
Seeking Sid Smeaton and Robert John Kennedy
I am a retired US Marine Corps Major who served in Vietnam for 3 years. During the Spring/Summer of 1965, I briefly served with 2 Australian Warrant Officers, Sid and Robert, at Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province. On June 22, 1965, we were ambushed by a large VC force. Sid and Robert's previous experience helped us survive. I would like to make contact with them and learn about their subsequent careers and lives.
Contact: Major Kenneth R Updegrove USMC (Retired)
USA 970-856-1003
Australian Light Anti-Gas Respirator
Seeking information on the Respirator from WWII. Anything helps, be it documentation or simply personal experience with the mask. Also, if anyone happens to own this mask and wouldn't mind getting rid of it, please don't hesitate to contact me. Information that I currently have on the mask is available on my site here https://www.australiangasmasks.com/australian-light-anti-gas-respirator
Contact: Oscar McCarter
William Edgar Mills & James Mills - WW1
Looking for photos of brothers who went to France in WW1 - 2679 William Edgar Mills (KIA Belgium 13/6/1917) and 5757 James Mills. Both had their address, at enlistment, at Palm Avenue, Sandgate, Qld. A third brother Charles Ernest Mills also went. He was my Grandfather and I have his soldier photo, but his medals have been lost. Any info or help much appreciated
Contact: Danny Mills
0438 737 869
Mobile Advisory teams SVN 1968
Just wondering if Sgt. Kiwi Thurston, Pte. Sid McCloud and Pte Mike (forgot last name) are still alive. We were members of the Mobile Advisory team stationed at LO-GOM Popular Forces compound 1967-68. 28 January 2020 is the 52nd anniversary of our being blown out of our Rover just short of the compound. Hope all made it, as I could get no info in relation to the situation.
Contact: Mervyn Ryan (Pte Bob Ryan)
0408 650 256
Photos for history file
Seeking ex 88Tpt RAASC 1969-1970 attached 106 Field Workshop, Nui Dat. Seeking photos of members and vehicles, particularly Land Rover 172-433 for history file.
Contact: Alan Anderson
0459 380 843
CPP Team 17 Members Leon Whelan and Paul Mercer
Wheels and Merce, we are planning a 10 year team reunion in Brisbane for ANZAC Day 2020. Please let us know if you can attend, it would be great to see you.
Contact: Kev Beaumont
Seeking Pte Paul A Atley 3411955
Served in Sth Vietnam with the 7 Battalion from to 1967-68, and 4 Battalion in 1971. I last saw Paul when we were posted to Duntroon on Ground Staff.
Contact: Errol Moretti
0410 455 003
Seeking members of 101 Battery, 1 Field Regiment
54143 Clarence John WOOLHOUSE, 1200524 Victor William ROWE and John Alan Trevor BLACKMAN who all served with the Regiment in South Vietnam 1966/67. Please contact the 101 Bty Association.
Contact: Brian Collins
0407 162 620
5 RAR 2nd tour
Appreciate hearing from any members who served with Private H B (Brooke) Thomas, 3rd Platoon, A Company, 5 RAR from September 1969 until February 1970. If you have any stories or photos of my deceased mate, I would be very thankful.
Contact: Ken Williams
0438 210 299
Seeking Ray Hammerton (Sig Corps)
Ray, from WA, was in Vietnam 1971-72 with my husband (Alan).
Contact: Beryl Moloney
0447 257 515

Air Force

Seeking LACW Cathy/Kathy Peel
A TPHONEOP Switchie in 1991 at RAAFTVL GARBUTT.
Contact: Norman and Karen Ann Zrim
0417 645 168
Seeking LAC Robert Wood/s
A Flight Steward who was in Rookies 6/91.
Contact: Karen Ann Zrim (nee: Taylor W134188 - 6/91)
0417 645 168
Seeking Alan 'WHIP' Mader
RAAF Richmond 'A' Team, 'The Bears' Air Movements Load Team 1970's. Best man at my wedding May 1975. Lost contact after my discharge 1976.
Contact: Kevin Mezzina
0419 889 173
Seeking Tony Woods Sgt
Airframe Instructor at RAAF Wagga 1976 - 1980.
Contact: Grahame Kerr
0477 033 100
Seeking Ex RAAF Amberley Equipo's
John Koczorowski, Fabian Nardo, Bobby Otto, Robert Ricktas, Wayne Stoddart, Trevor Skinner, Barry Dionesis, Jim Etherson (Clk Sup), Alan Made, Barby Munt (Clk Sup), Wally Best. Great reunion coming up 25 July 2020.
Contact: Paul Noble exd RAAF 75-87
07 5679 8744 / 0403 750 200
RAAF WWII Pacific 65th Bombardment Squadron
Seeking contact with families who had a RAAF family member serve with American Air Force Squadrons in WWII in the Pacific, in particular the 43rd and 65th squadrons - the 'Lucky Dicers' flying Liberators. The 43rd would like to formally acknowledge these 60 men as there is very little information available and they deserve recognition.
Contact: Susan (Gilbert) Waters
0438 501 495
Seeking Former 38 Squadron RAAF Members
Former members willing to be interviewed for a book on the history of the squadron can contact the author, Dave Burns, by email or at PO Box 7011, Tathra, NSW 2550. Members who served in Singapore/Malaya in the 1950s are particularly sought.
Contact: Dave Burns
FOUND Barry Charles Patrick Simpson
I had been looking for my dad for 40 years and I have finally found him. He is living in Denver, Colorado and we are in very regular contact. I would like to sincerely thank all those that helped find him.
Contact: John Simpson
0409 827 664
1st Security Guards Course participants
Seeking any old 'Dogies' from the 1st Security Guards Course held at RAAF Base Tottenham in 1962.
Contact: Peter Snell
08 9951 1686
Looking for past RAAF members of Edward Reid
Members who served with Edward 1958 - 1978, including Malaya and Hong Kong, please contact Ross at Bunbury RSL.
Contact: Ross Stewart
0438 215 826
Seeking Paul Ryan
Ex Avionics, Wagga around 1980-81. Married on base in 1980.
Contact: Gary Piper
0497 036 374
Seeking WO Paul Briot
A supplier that was part of the FRIP team, Malaysia 1988 and RAAF, Fairbairn there after. Lost touch after postings.
Contact: Len Callaghan
07 4723 2980
Seeking Ex RAAF BROWN possibly ERIC
Served in RAAF in the 1950's at Momote Airstrip, Manus Island PNG.
Contact: Ian Waterhouse
0403 439 213
RAAF No1 RTU Recruit Course 1050
Chasing any former members for a possible 50th reunion in 2020.
Contact: Steve Thomson
0405 122 646
Seeking Rick Peepall
Possibly serving in Victoria. May be a relative.
Contact: Geoff Peepall (Ex RAAF)

Miscellaneous

Drummoyne War Memorial
A local historian is seeking information from any relatives of the 95 men killed in WWI, commemorated on the Drummoyne War Memorial. Especially interested in any photos, letters or diaries to assist in finishing the biographies for these men.
Contact: Brendan Bateman
0411 105 030
The Younger Heroes Camps - Reconnecting Veteran Families
The Younger Heroes is a charity that has been created to STRENGTHEN VETERAN FAMILIES. We do this by holding a 3 night/4 day camp in nature and we target those parents (mum or dad) that are currently serving or have served our nation and their child/ren aged 6-17. Current camp dates - Perth: 26-29 September, Perth: 10-13 October. Visit the website to register.
Contact: Renee Schofield
0400 028 594
Tour to commemorate the Anniversary of the Cease Fire of the Indonesian
The SA & NT Branch of National Malaya & Borneo Veterans’ Association Australia Inc are planning a tour to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to coincide with the visit by the New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association for late August - September, 2019. A tour package, including air travel and accommodation, is being developed.
Contact: Brian Selby, President
08 8387 1672
Bowen RSL 100 year Anniversary
1 September 2019 is the date for the Bowen RSL 100 year anniversary celebrations. All are welcome to attend. The club will be open from 10am to 7pm with bar, food and live music. Many historical items on display. This weekend also coincides with Bowen's Walk to the Lighthouse, when the low tide allows people to walk across to the refurbished lighthouse on North Head Island in Port Denison.
Contact: John Eyles
0409 342 151
Sinking of Dredge W.D. ATLAS 1966
Seeking those involved in the rescue of survivors from the dredge W.D. Atlas which floundered in cyclonic conditions on 20 May 1966 off Jervis Bay. Seeking information from RAN, RAAF, civilian personnel or family members of anyone involved in the rescue for a book I'm writing on the event. My father Gordon Fairbairn (ex Navy) was one of the survivors.
Contact: Terri Fairbairn
0414 601 117
Military History Society NSW - Hurricans to Russia WWII
1st Saturday next month 3rd August. Venue: 4th Floor Goulburn Room, City of Sydney RSL Club, 561-567 George Street Sydney, a five minute walk down left hand side of George St. heading towards Central. Lecture starts 14:00 - 15:00. Presenter Mr Denis Smith.
Contact: Dennis John WEATHERALL
02 9520 6023
Malaya Veterans
Did you serve in Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore or East Timor, post WWII, with any Australian or Allied Armed Forces including 2/30 Bn RAR Rifle Company Butterworth? Sign on now with the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc. QLD 07 3396 6705, NSW/ACT 02 6258 8988, VIC 0414 238 698, TAS 03 6228 5034, SA/NT 08 8387 1672, WA 0414 238 698.
Contact: Owen Marshall, National President NMBVAA Inc
Royal Automobile Club Australia
The RACA has introduced Service membership which waives entrance fee of $250 and halves annual fee from $1,365 to $683, plus 1 week free membership 'try before you buy'. Valet parking at the Quay. Personal roadside service at no extra cost. Access to 200 overseas clubs. Ring the Club for more details on 8273 2300 or check out the website. Available to all ranks, tri-service, serving and ex-service.
Contact: J S Haynes
0418 961 479
Women of Force Conference
14 September 2019 MALANDA Far North Qld. For past and current serving female ADF personnel. Join us as we discuss the importance of empowering current serving ADF personnel and our veterans of today. The $20 registration fee includes access to the conference, a goodies bag, morning tea, lunch and dinner. To register, email your name and contact number to the below and also visit Women of Force Conference Facebook page.
Contact: Margaret
0448 315 641
Malaya/Malaysian Pilgrimage 2020
Expressions of Interest are invited from ex-service members who have served in SE Asia/Malaya/Malaysia, in joining the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia for their annual commemoration services in Ipoh, Malaysia, in June 2020. Contact the Liaison Officer; Ian Holthouse on 0477 160 097 or Ken.
Contact: Ken McNeill
03 6383 4677
Vietnam War Films You Tube
These films, each about 5 minutes long, cover the best footage taken by 2Lt J B Neervoort 6RAR during 1969/70. Shot on Super8 with sounds captured on a cassette recorder in his pack. They have been uploaded to YouTube - Vietnam War Aussie Airstrike, Vietnam War Aussie Armour, Vietnam War Aussie Artillery, Vietnam War Aussie Hueys, Vietnam War Aussie Infantry, Vietnam War Aussie Navy, Vietnam War Aussie R&C Vung Tau.
Contact: John Neervoort
0414 278 621
Avenel (Victoria) RSL Sub-Branch 2020 ANZAC Day
Avenel RSL is seeking interest from families who have Avenel (Victoria) District born ancestors enlisted in WW1 and members of general pubic who wish to attend the Avenel RSL ANZAC DAY event on 25 April 2020. The 2020 year marks the 100th year since the WW1 monument was unveiled. Anyone with WW1 memorabilia/photographs that we could photograph and display at the event, or wishes to know more, are asked to contact Joyce White 03 5796 2398.
Contact: Helen Windsor-Ryley
0409 869 136
Photos of Australian Flag at war
The Australian Flag Society is seeking any photos of the Australian flag at war or of any other flags of the Anzac tradition.
Contact: Nigel Morris
0431 149 177